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Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Definition/Scope: The most powerful Tamil group in Sri Lanka, founded in 1976. Uses overt and illegal methods to raise funds, acquire weapons, and publicize its cause of establishing an independent Tamil state. Began its armed conflict with the Sri Lankan Government in 1983 and relies on a guerrilla strategy that includes the use of terrorist tactics.

Used For:

Ellalan Force
Federation of Associations of Canadian Tamils
Sangillan Force
Tamil Tigers
World Tamil Association
World Tamil Movement
WTA (World Tamil Association)
WTM (World Tamil Movement)



Broader Terms:

foreign terrorist organization

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